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Re: man pages must still work minimally

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: man pages must still work minimally
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 23:01:10 +0100

   I applied your patch -- or tried.
   Two hunks didn't apply, but I managed :)


   >    --- src/ls.c    5 Oct 2004 17:38:15 -0000       1.366
   >    +++ src/ls.c    19 Nov 2004 19:29:55 -0000      1.367
   >    @@ -4057,7 +4057,7 @@ Mandatory arguments to long options are
   >                             follow symbolic links listed on the command 
   >      --dereference-command-line-symlink-to-dir\n\
   >                             follow each command line symbolic link\n\
   >    -                               that points to a directory\n\
   >    +                             that points to a directory\n\
   >      --hide=PATTERN         do not list implied entries matching shell 
   >                               (overridden by -a or -A)\n\
   >     "), stdout);
   > Am I the only one who doesn't like this?  It easier on the eyes when
   > it is indented.  I would say that this is a bug in help2man, not in
   > the output listing.  Infact, I would prefer to have this used
   > consistently in all GNU projects.

   I agree, but I didn't have time to look at help2man.
   If someone fixes it, I'll revert that part of the change.

Pitty that it is written in Perl; might have actually fixed
it...  I'll file a bug report to the help2man folks.

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